Denver Broncos: 10 players to avoid in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Denver Broncos, Marvin Wilson
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9. Marvin Wilson, DL, Florida State

We’ll continually clarify this throughout the post, but keep in mind that the Denver Broncos should avoid these particular players up to a certain point in the 2021 NFL Draft.

There will be a point where players on this list are too good to pass up on. For Marvin Wilson, however, that time may not come until very late in the 2021 NFL Draft.

About a year ago at this time, there was some legitimate first-round hype for Wilson. About 16-18 months ago, Wilson was out on the field for Florida State playing like one.

The former five-star prospect and top-ranked player in the state of Texas chose to play his college ball at Florida State and there were certainly flashes of brilliance for him as a Seminole. He was an honorable mention All-ACC selection in 2018 and really burst onto the scene in 2019 with 8.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, and four passes defended in just nine games before suffering an injury.

The broken thumb he suffered in 2019 was compounded by poor play and another injury that required a minor procedure in 2020. Having played in just 15 games over the past two seasons, it’s definitely “buyer beware” with Marvin Wilson.

The Denver Broncos seem to have plenty of depth on the defensive line right now, enough that taking Marvin Wilson in the first four, maybe five rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft would not be the wisest investment.

At one point, that would have seemed like highway robbery for this guy. Combine his recent injury history with the fact that he will be 23 as a rookie, and this is the kind of guy you would be excited about on the back end of day three as a flyer option, but before that, it would not be nearly as exciting.